Tres Gotas De Agua Bendita

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"Tres Gotas De Agua Bendita"
Single by Gloria Estefan (Featuring Celia Cruz)
from the album Alma Caribeña
Released SpainAugust 5, 2000
EuropeAugust 29, 2000
JapanSeptember 6, 2000
Format CD Single
CD Maxi single
12" vinyl Single
Recorded 2000
Genre salsa
Length 04:17
Label Epic
Gloria Estefan singles chronology
"Como Me Duele Perderte"
(2000)
"Tres Gotas De Agua Bendita"
(2000)
"Dame Otra Oportunidad"
(2000)
Celia Cruz chronology
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"Tres Gotas De Agua Bendita" (Three Drops of Holy Water) is a song by Gloria Estefan, released as the third single from her third Spanish album Alma Caribeña.

Song history[edit]

This single, released exclusively in Europe and Japan, has a very strong Afro-Cuban influence, arguably the strongest on Alma Caribeña. As well, it is sung with "The Queen of Salsa," Celia Cruz.

The song is dedicated to Gloria's grandmother Luciana. The main figure in the song, she is referred to as an old-fashioned woman because every time she faced a seemingly impossible problem, she fixed it with "agua bendita" (holy water).

There is also a phrase in which Celia Cruz says: "...Mi abuela con agua bendita pero yo...con Azúcar..." (My grandmother with the holy water but I...with sugar), referring to "Azucar!" (sugar), her famous celebratory cry.

A promotional copy of the remixes of the song maded by Rosabel was sent to the United States, but did not have much impact on the charts.

This song is one of the collaborations that Gloria Estefan did with Celia Cruz before Cruz died in 2003.

Formats and track listings[edit]

USA – [Promo] – CD Single – [Sony Music Studios Promo] – (2000) – No Cat #

  01.   Rosabel’s Cubarican Vox 12” – [7:18] *
  02.   Rosabel’s Cubarican T.V. 12” – [ ] *
  03.   Rosabel’s Cubarican Radio Edit #1 – [3:22] *
  04.   Rosabel’s Cubarican Radio Edit #2 – [3:50] *
  05.   Rosabel’s Cubarican Drum Beats – [3:47] *
  06.   Rosabel’s Gloria vs. Celia Dub – [7:41] *
  07.   Rosabel’s Cuban Coffee Dub – [7:35] *
  08.   Rosabel’s Decaf Dub – [7:35] *

Europe – CD-Maxi Single – (2000) – 669608 2

  01.   Album Version – [4:17]
  02.   Rosabel’s Cubarican Vox 12” – [7:18] *
  03.   Rosabel’s Cubarican Radio Edit #1 – [3:22] *
  04.   D’Stroya D’Billding Foot Long Mix – [9:47] **

Europe – 12” Vinyl Single – (2000) – 669608 6

  01.   Rosabel’s Cubarican Vox 12” – [7:18] *
  02.   Rosabel’s Cubarican Drum Beats – [3:47] *
  03.   Rosabel’s Gloria vs. Celia Dub – [7:41] *
  04.   D’Stroya – D’ub Edit – [8:01] **

Europe – [Promo] – CD Single – (2000) – SAMPCS 8893 1

  01.   Album Version – [4:17]
  02.   Gloria Solo Version – [4:01]

Spain – CD-Maxi Single – [REMIXES] – (2000) – 669770 2

  01.   Rosabel’s Cubarican Radio Edit #1 – [3:22] *
  02.   Rosabel’s Cubarican Radio Edit #2 – [3:50] *
  03.   Rosabel’s Cubarican Vox 12” – [7:18] *
  04.   Rosabel’s Gloria vs. Celia Dub – [7:41] *
  05.   Rosabel’s Cuban Coffee Dub – [7:35] *
  06.   Rosabel’s Decaf Dub – [7:35] *
  07.   Gloria Solo Version – [4:01]
  08.   Album Version – [4:17]
  09.   No Me Dejes De Querer – (“Flores” del Caribe Mix – Radio Edit) – [4:28] +
  10.   Cómo Me Duele Perderte – [4:43]

Japan – CD-Maxi Single – (2000) – ESCA 8197

  01.   Album Version – [4:17]
  02.   Rosabel’s Cubarican Vox 12” – [7:18] *
  03.   Rosabel’s Cubarican Radio Edit #1 – [3:22] *
  04.   Rosabel’s Cuban Coffee Dub – [7:35] *
  05.   Gloria Solo Version – [4:01]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2000) Peak
position
Spain Top 40 Singles Chart 5

Official versions[edit]

Original versions

  1. Album Version — 4:17
  2. Gloria's Solo Version — 4:01

Remixes

  1. Rosabel's Cubarican Vox 12" — 7:18
  2. Rosabel's Cubarican T.V. 12" — 7:18
  3. Rosabel's Cubarican Radio Edit #1 — 3:22
  4. Rosabel's Cubarican Radio Edit #2 — 3:50
  5. Rosabel's Cubarican Drum Beats — 3:47
  6. Rosabel's Gloria vs. Celia Dub - 7:41
  7. Rosabel's Cuban Coffee Dub - 7:35
  8. Rosabel's Decaf Dub - 7:35
  9. D'Stroya's D'Billding Foot Long Mix - 9:47
  10. D'Stroya D'ub Edit - 8:01

References[edit]

  1. http://web.archive.org/web/20091027084359/http://www.geocities.com/weslarkins/glorialibre.html gloriaestefandiscographydatabase

External links[edit]